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Waynesville Event Travel Guide

  • Waynesville, NC

2017 Waynesville Events Calander

Festivals, special events and performances are held frequently in downtown Waynesville, sponsored by DWA and other area organizations. All take place on Main Street unless otherwise stated. For more information, call 828-456-3517.

May-Dec - 1st Friday each month – ART after DARK
Downtown Waynesville Galleries remain open Friday evening until 9pm; Demos, artist receptions, music.

May 5 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artist's showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

May 20 - Sat – QUICK DRAW
A delightful evening, outstanding artists painting to beat the clock, terrific food, a lively auction benefiting local art teachers & students. For info, 828-456-6495 wncquickdraw.com

May 27 - Sat - Rockin' BLOCK PARTY
Dancing in Main Street, 3 live bands, 7pm; "Kids on Main" activity hour, 6-7pm, eats & treats, restaurants open.

Jun 2 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artist's showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

Jun 10 - Sat - APPALACHIAN LIFESTYLE Celebration - Main St.
A heritage themed event. Mountain Music, Clogging, Demonstrations, Art, Craft, Storytelling, Traditional Food 10am-5pm.
 
Jun 23 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCES
Enjoy cloggin’ & square dancin’ at an old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music, demonstrations & instruction by local clogging teams. Refreshments, historic Courthouse lawn. 6:30-9pm.

Jul 4 - Wed - STARS & STRIPES CELEBRATION
Live music venues & entertainment, 11am-3pm. KIDS on MAIN Patriotic Children’s Parade, 11am (all Kids Welcome – Must Sign-up at 10am, Historic Courthouse lawn) Ice cream for parade participants at First Baptist.

Jul 7 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artist's showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

Jul 7 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCES
Enjoy cloggin’ & square dancin’ at an old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music, demonstrations & instruction by local clogging teams. Refreshments, historic Courthouse lawn. 6:30-9pm.

Jul 21 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCES
Enjoy cloggin’ & square dancin’ at an old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music, demonstrations & instruction by local clogging teams. Refreshments, historic Courthouse lawn. 6:30-9pm.

Jul 22 - Sat - FOLKMOOT USA PARADE of NATIONS - Main St.
Opening Ceremonies. Dancers & Musicians from around the world parade down Main Street to Historic Courthouse lawn 10am.

Jul 29 - Sat - INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL DAY - Where the World Meets on Main Street
World Class Arts Festival, 35th annual FOLKMOOT USA Music & Dance, Food 10am–5pm.

Aug 4 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artists showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

Aug 4 - Fri - MOUNTAIN STREET DANCES
Enjoy cloggin’ & square dancin’ at an old-fashioned mountain hoe down! Live mountain music, demonstrations & instruction by local clogging teams. Refreshments, historic Courthouse lawn. 6:30-9pm.

Aug 5 - Sat – DOWNTOWN DOG WALK
Courthouse lawn, Proceeds support the proposed Sarge’s Adoption Center, 9:30-1pm - sargeandfriends.org.

Sep 1 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artist's showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

Sep 1-2 - Fri & Sat – 48th Annual SMOKY MOUNTAIN FOLK FESTIVAL
Two evenings celebrating our mountain folk music. “Open tent” - 5pm Fri & Sat, Main Stage follows @ 5:30pm until. Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska, 828.452.1688.

Sep 16 - Sat - BLOCK PARTY
Dancing on Main Street with live bands, 7pm; “Kids on Main” activity hour - 6-7pm, eats & treats, restaurants open, a portion of Main Street closes.

Oct 6 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artist's showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

Oct 14 - Sat – 34th Annual CHURCH STREET ART & CRAFT SHOW on Main St.
Known as one of the finest one-day juried art shows in the region. An art & craft marketplace with great food & drink, two stages of live mountain music, clogging teams, entertainment & more, 10am-5pm. 

Oct 21 - Sat – 29th Annual APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Music, craft booths, apples, 10am-5pm.

Oct 31 - Mon - TREATS on the STREET
Downtown merchants offer treats on Halloween to young children, 5-7pm.

Nov 3 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artist's showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

Dec 1-31 - ALL THROUGH THE TOWN
Seasonal events all through the month all over the town.

Dec 1 - Fri - ART after DARK
Participating galleries & studios remain open until 9pm on this evening with special artist's showings, displays, and refreshments. Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

Dec 1-4 - HOLLY DAYS
Fun-filled holiday happenings throughout the downtown businesses beginning with and evening of ART after DARK on Friday night and ending with our hometown Christmas Parade on Monday night.

Dec 4 - Mon - Waynesville Christmas Parade
Main Street 6pm.

Dec 9 - Sat - "A NIGHT Before CHRISTMAS"
A Family Holiday Tradition downtown. Live music, caroling, wander through the bustling first century Bethlehem Marketplace & Live Nativity, old-fashioned wagon rides, Santa and Mrs. Claus, storytelling, poetry, luminaries & more. Shops, galleries & restaurants remain open. 6-9pm.

Dec 13-24 - TWELVE DAYS of CHRISTMAS
Magical moments & memories are spread all through the downtown, all is merry & bright.





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